Use Caution Driving During the Thanksgiving Holiday, Patches of Dense Fog Expected

Florida Division of Emergency Management officials are urging residents and visitors to use caution during the Thanksgiving holiday as patches of dense fog

FWC Launches Database to Help Reduce Derelict Vessels

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) launched a program this week to help prevent vessels in state waterways from becoming derelict. Through the At-Risk Vessel Program, FWC officers will collaborate with local sheriffs’ offices and police departments to enter information about potential derelict vessels into a statewide database.

Tips: Keep Home and Décor Pest-Free This Holiday Season

The National Pest Management Association (NPMA) is sharing their tips for how consumers can avoid infestations that can be caused by pests who hide in holiday decorations like Christmas trees, garlands and ornament storage boxes.

Faces of the First Coast 2011 Go Red For Women Casting Call

The American Heart Association’s “Go Red For Women” movement is calling on women and men who live in the region to submit their heart health stories for the 2011 “Faces of the First Coast” casting call. If chosen, applicants will become representatives of the local public awareness campaign beginning in the spring of 2011. In addition, local winners will be eligible for submission to the American Heart Association’s national “Go Red For Women” casting call. Members of the “Faces of the First Coast” work to bring the dangers, signs and symptoms of cardiovascular disease to our community. They represent, exemplify and advocate for the mission of Go Red For Women through education and awareness.

Recall on Highland's Teething Tablets

These teething tablets were recently recalled due to one of the ingredients, belladonna, not being a consistent amount in each bottle.  I had used these tablets for one of my kids until my pediatrician had told me not to do so.  She had informed me that belladonna is an opiate.  I stopped using them a long time ago, but now many have been recalled.  

I know as a mom of 3 kids, it's so hard when your baby is teething.  You just want to help take the pain away.  The natural way that I tried to help soothe my kids pain was by getting a washcloth wet and placing it in the freezer for a while.  Once the washcloth was good and frozen, I'd give it to the kids for them to gnaw on.  I think it served as a soothing agent AND a distraction.  

To find out specifically which bottles are included in the recall follow the link provided.

November is National Diabetes Awareness Month

Throughout the month of November, National Diabetes Awareness Month, the North Florida Chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), the world's largest charitable funder of type 1 diabetes research, is teaming up with local businesses as well as the University of Florida to increase awareness of type 1 diabetes and to raise funds to help accelerate research leading to a cure for the disease and its complications.

Autism Spectrum Disorders Open House with Behavior Management Consultants, Inc., Nov. 3rd

One in 110 children in the United States is diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder.  Autism is the fastest-growing developmental disability with an annual cost of $60 billion a year, but there is hope and help.

Behavioral Management Consultants (BMC) Center for Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) announces its Open House, Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010 from 5:30-7:30 pm at 6620 Southpoint Dr. South Suite 210 in Jacksonville.